Wellness is an integral part of the total education program, and together, work to promote and empower individual student wellness. The goal of the physical education component to the wellness curriculum is the development of competence, confidence and persistence as it relates to educating students in, about and through movement to promote physical activity for a lifetime. The health component to the wellness curriculum is designed to develop a student’s health literacy by increasing their skills, knowledge and understanding of the factors and choices that promote healthy and balanced living. The wellness curriculum gives students the opportunity to focus on the process of wellness in relationship to their own lives and their emerging autonomy, and to help students meet the physical, emotional and cognitive demands of a healthy and balanced life through college and career
SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K–12 Physical Education and Health Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program.
- PE Standards (pdf opens in a new window)
OPEN Physical Education Resources – Free OER Curriculum Resources with Grade-Level Outcomes
PE Central – Great ideas from teachers for reinforcing lessons in their physical education classes!
PhysEd Games – access to videos that quickly show how to play primary school PE games. PhysEd Games offers this resource, with easy-to-follow instructions for games ranging from dodgeball to football.